Illuminating the “Dark Matter” of the Art World

This is brilliant:

There are many parallels between the “physics of aesthetics” and the world of regular physics.  For example, astrophysicists tell us that within our own universe ninety percent of the material out there emits no light, and is therefore called “dark matter.”  Yet because of the huge amount of this “dark matter” it obviously produces the bulk of forces which though invisible, nevertheless shapes and influences the nature and destiny of our cosmos.

Likewise in our art universe most of the artists and their production are invisible to the broadest sections of society.

 

Read the rest of Loren Munk’s article here and have a look at his work.

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A fine piece on Clyfford Still

I just found this when trawling the web and had to share it with you.

 

The flurry of jagged forms across this mural-sized painting seems to flutter and mesh at the same time.  With its massive scale and brutal fracture of blacks and reds and tiny flames of yellow and magenta at the periphery, the canvas appears formed more by the forces of nature than by pictorial logic.

Read the rest of the article by James Kalm here.

In which I am distracted by shiny things. Now with 100% more photo overanalysis

I like shiny things.

Apparently so does my twitter pal Richard Jobson, who took these photos and gave me his kind permission to post them here.  They weren’t titled, so I improvised.  You know how I feel about titles.

Waterfall by Richard Jobson

Waterfall by Richard Jobson

waterfall

Waterfall 2 by Richard Jobson

These two waterfall pieces are sparking some ideas for new abstract paintings.

More photos after the jump. Click here to see.